A stellar energy loss mechanism involving axions

Lawrence Krauss, John E. Moody, Frank Wilczek

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We consider the contribution of bremsstrahlung emission of axions to stellar energy losses. This process has a much weaker temperature dependence than previously considered axion emission processes. It is comparable to these processes in the sun, and for objects with non-degenerate core temperatures less than 85% that of the solar core, axion bremsstrahlung will dominate. We briefly consider the implications of these axionsemission losses for altering the evolution of old globular cluster stars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-394
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Sep 6 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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